People of the State of New York v. Charles Becker, Francisco Cirofici, Louis Rosenberg, Harry Horowitz, John Rich and William Shapiro. (Trial 3198)

pp 351-701, Trial 3198 volume 1: Examination of Jurors

pp. 702-1052, Trial 3198 end of volume 1: examination of Jurors & beginning of volume 2: Trial commences

pp 1053 - 1200 Trial 3198 continued

pp. 1178-1485 Trial 3198 continued

pp,1486-1795 Trial 3198 continued

pp. 1796 - 2100 Trial 3198 continued (to end of reel 386) on last page - Court adjourns to reconvene Thursday 10/18 (continued on reel 387)

Volume II from Reel 387

Trial Transcript details


Trial Transcript of trial for the Murder (1st degree) of Herman Rosenthal (alias Beansie).

5 volumes on two reels [nos. 386-387] of microfilm.
See case number 3232 [reels nos. 396-397]  for second trial of defendant Charles Becker.
See case 3200 for trial of Frank Muller, Frank Cirofisi, Louis Rosenberg, and Harry Horowitz.
 ;Some of the defendants were also known by several aliases, some of which were not sorted out until the case was appealed. Each defendant was represented by one or more defense attorneys. The defendants who were later executed at Sing Sing prison are linked below to their prisoner identification photographs in the Lewis Lawes Papers.
  1. Charles Becker was represented by defense attorneys John P. McIntyre, John W. Hart, Lloyd P. Stryker and George W. Whiteside.
  2. William Shapiro (alias Naff) was represented by defense attorney Aaron Levy.
  3. John Rich (alias Jack Sullivan) was represented by defense attorney Harford T. Marshall.
  4. Cirofici, Francisco (alias Dago Frank; alias Frank Murato, alias Frank Palmer)
  5. Horowitz, Harry (Alias Gyp the Blood),
  6. Seidenshner, Jacob known in this transcript by an alias Frank Muller (alias  Whitey Lewis, alias Whitey Jack, alias Louis Seidenschue, alias Jack Biegel)
  7. Rosenberg, Louis (alias Lefty Louis, alias Louis Marks, alias Louis Baker, alias Charles Raymond)
Cirofisi, Horowitz, Seidenshner (or Muller) and Rosenberg were represented by defense attorney G.F. Wahle.

Associated with

Charles Becker (defendant); Seidenshner, Jacob (defendant); Rosenberg, Louis (defendant); Cirofici, Francisco (defendant); John W. Goff (judge); Harry Horowitz (alias Gyp the Blood) (defendant); Whitman, Charles S. (prosecuting attorney); Moss, Frank (prosecuting attorney); John Rich (alias Jack Sullivan) (defendant)


July 10 1912 (created)
2018 (digitized)


Stenographer's number


Becker, Charles, 1870-1915
Rosenthal, Herman, -1912
Trials (Murder) -- New York (State)
Police corruption -- New York (State) -- New York
Whitman, Charles S., 1868-1947

Object identifier



Criminal Trial Transcript Collection, Special Collections, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY


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